So said Jackie Collins, the reigning queen of the Hollywood romance novel, upon being asked if she was turning 70 in October.
“No,” she replied, “I’m not going to be. I’m a little younger than that – 60 something suits me.”
Other tidbits from the interview with the New York Times this week:
Do you see yourself as a feminist?
“I certainly do. I write strong women and try to throw the double standard on its head.”
What double standard is that?
“Men like to put women down for the way they look. That’s their favorite thing. We never put men down for the way they look. We never say, Oh, Dick Cheney looks like a basset hound. But if it’s Condi (Sec’y of Sate for the U.S.), men feel free to criticize her hair and her appearance.”
Think she’s right?
60-something. Now there’s a great twist. Any 60-somethings out there ready to launch a new career? What a market, think?